holy oil


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holy oil

n. Ecclesiastical
1. See chrism.
2. Olive oil blessed by a bishop and used to anoint the sick and in sacramentals.
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Noun1.holy oil - a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsamholy oil - a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam
ointment, salve, unguent, balm, unction - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
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So I come, master, and the people say to me: 'A great blessing has been revealed, holy oil trickles from the cheeks of our blessed Mother, the Holy Virgin Mother of God'.
According to the newsletter, "the Holy Oil was chosen by God as an instrument of faith to heal the sick.
43) The Gelasian Sacramentary laid down the rubrics for the blessing of holy oil.
Was said the ashes his church uses are the remnants of palm fronds from the previous year's Palm Sunday service and are mixed with chrism, or holy oil, to create a dark paste.
He will then be clothed in the vestments of a priest, his hands will be anointed with holy oil as a sign they are set apart for the service of others and he will receive gifts of bread and wine to be offered at Mass.
The Dean of Westminster told the congregation: "Sixty years ago, in this holy place, Queen Elizabeth II was anointed with holy oil, clothed with sacred garments, and, after receiving symbols of authority, crowned with the Crown of St Edward, King and Confessor, just as Her Majesty's royal predecessors from 1066.
The Dean of Westminster, Dr John Hall, told the congregation: "Sixty years ago, in this holy place, Queen Elizabeth II was anointed with holy oil, clothed with sacred garments, and, after receiving symbols of authority, crowned with the Crown of St Edward, King and Confessor, just as Her Majesty's royal predecessors from 1066.
New monarchs are anointed with holy oil and the ampulla - the gold, eagle-shaped bottle which holds the liquid - was also on the altar.
New monarchs are anointed with holy oil and the Ampulla, the gold, eagle shaped bottle which holds the liquid, was also on the altar.
knelt at the of demanding self-sacrifice New monarchs are anointed with holy oil and the ampulla - the gold, eagle-shaped bottle which holds the liquid - was also on the altar.
Also placed on the altar was the Ampulla, the gold, eagle-shaped flask containing the holy oil with which the queen was anointed at the coronation.
And that's why I wanted a sacrament for the adoption itself--fire, water, holy oil, vestments, a ring--a symbol that showed what is and has always been sacred.